The Roadrunner Review

February 3, 2023

Notes from the principal

Check out the below message from Emily Ramthun, our G2M after school coordinator:

Hello Riverview families!

Social media, cell phones, and tablets can be cool and scary, especially for children. Riverview PTO and G2M are gauging the interest of Riverview families who would be interested in learning from Kimberely Pufahl from The Women's Community on how to allow your children to utilize technology safely. This event would take place in the evening of March 30th. Please complete this form to help us gauge interest in this possible event, this is not an RSVP.

Check out our scoreboard for February!

We have set a goal of creating and sending out 2000 cards by the end of the moth. We will keep you updated on our progress!
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Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign-up coming next week

Greetings Riverview Families,

Parent/teacher conferences are approaching and we have set up the following times for conferences this spring:

February 16th - 3:45 pm - 7:45 pm (4K begins at 2:30 pm)

February 23rd - 3:45 pm - 7:45 pm (4K begins at 2:30 pm)

These nights will be evenings of scheduled, fifteen-minute conferences. We will once again be utilizing the™website to facilitate this process. Please enter the following web address into your browser window to access the scheduling site or utilize the QR code to the right:

If you did not utilize the website to schedule your child’s fall conferences, you will be asked to create a login ID and password with the website and must provide a working email address prior to signing up for conferences. Once you have registered, you will then receive a confirmation email via an email from™ with a link to schedule your conference day and time. You are able to schedule with your child’s classroom and encore teachers. If you do not have internet access or require interpreting services, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule conference times.

Due to the larger number of conferences, we are requesting that parents whose children live in more than one household work together to schedule one conference time for your child. We know this may not always be feasible, but it would be greatly appreciated if every effort could be made. If additional conferences are needed, we would wait until all families have had a chance to schedule at least one conference before assigning a second one. If your student sees more than one teacher for their core class curriculum, we have scheduled your conference for you and you will receive notification of the day and time.

If you are not comfortable attending your conference in person, we will happily schedule this meeting in a virtual manner. It will still be important that you schedule a time through the link provided so that we have a time reserved for you. We will then ask that you call school or contact your child’s teacher to indicate your preference for a virtual meeting. Your child’s teacher will send you a link to attend.

If you have questions or concerns prior to this meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a part of the Riverview community, and we are looking forward to meeting with you!

Mrs. Sarah Budny

Principal, Riverview


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Notes from the PTO

February Lounge Treats

Wednesday, February 8

Calling Kindergarten Families!

Click the link below to let us know what you can contribute to our monthly staff appreciation efforts! We appreciate YOUR generosity!

Hearing and Vision Screening Helpers Needed

Monday, February 13

Tuesday, February 14

Wednesday, February 15

We need several helpers each day! Responsibilities primarily include escorting students from their classrooms to the testing area and helping to keep them organized and quiet!

We appreciate your help!

PTO PJ and Donut Day - Friday, January 27

500+ Donuts!

500+ Happy Students and Staff!

Many sweet notes of thanks!

Popcorn Day

Wednesday, February 1

Thanks to our fabulous volunteers! We hope everyone enjoyed the treat!

PTO Leadership

It's not too early to think about next year's PTO leadership.

At our April 25 meeting, we need to elect the following officers:

-President (for a 2-year term)

-Secretary (for a 2-year term)

Current officers in these positions will be finishing their service to the Riverview PTO, so we are looking for new leaders!

April Wanish (VP) and Jean Schult (Treasurer) each have an additional year of service. We are happy to answer questions about any of these positions.

Have a great week!

-Margy and April

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Important Dates

February 6th - G2M Session 3 begins

February 9th - Book Bowl @ 5:00 pm @ GD Jones

February 10th - Basketball Jamboree

February 13th - 17th - Vision and Hearing Screening

February 16th and the 23rd - Parent Teacher Conferences

February 17th - No School (Professional Learning Day)

March 14th - Spring Concert

Hearing Screening

February 13th -15th we will be holding our hearing screening for all 4k - 5th grade students, as well as vision screening for all 4k. If you have any questions or do not want your child(ren) to take part in the screening, please call the health office at (715) 261-0035.

Thank you,

Mrs. Glovinski

5K registration opens February 1st!

Register your child for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year starting February 1, 2023! Welcome to Riverview Elementary School and the beginning of your child’s education! If your child is currently enrolled in a Wausau School District Pre-K program you will not need to complete any further enrollment forms. If your child is NOT enrolled in a current Wausau School District Pre-K program you will need to complete the enrollment process. Children must be five years of age by September 1, 2023 to be eligible for kindergarten. Families can complete their child’s enrollment by following these steps:

• Go to

• Click on Schools

• Click on Enroll Online OR

• Click on Printable Packet and fill it out by hand.

Online enrollment is preferred but if you choose to fill out the enrollment paperwork by hand it can be scanned and emailed to Patty Knapp at or dropped off at Riverview Elementary School located at 4303 Troy St, Wausau, WI 54403. If you are planning to send your child to another school please call the office at 715-261-0030 and inform us of your intention. This helps in planning for the upcoming school year. We look forward to meeting you and your kindergarten student!

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Riverview 2022/2023 Staff


Budny, Sarah -

Administrative Assistant

Knapp, Patty -

Regular Education


Hall, Kristin -

Szekeress, Danica -


Burnett, Amber -

Hiles, Chelsie -

Steinagel, Nathan -

1st grade

Lor, Baonhia -

Meyer, Ella -

Witt, Laura -

2nd grade

Burmeister, Michelle -

Differt, Kayla -

Heil, Kari -

3rd grade

Hoppenjan, Margaret -

Richardt, Cindy -

Smith, Chris -

4th grade

Brown, Courtney -

Helke, Casey -

Moe, Rebecca (Becky) -

5th grade

Kleczewski, Christine -

Soukup, Megan -

Widmar, Kristin -

GT Resource Teacher

Adams, Matt -

EL Teacher

David, Patty -

Vang, Chi Neng -

Special Education

Boller, Amy -

Connor, Kearsten -

Ermeling, Ashley -

Holdridge, Julie -

Hrdina, Jessica -

Husnick, Donna -

Kressel, Renee -

Persha, Morgan -

Puetz, Nancy -


Hau, Mackenzie -


Lodahl, Mia -

Pupil Services

Boulanger, Kris -

Morrow, Jenna -

Noltemeyer, Nicole -

Smith-Payant, Shelly -

Bridge Coordinator

Sturm, Taylor -

G2M Program Coordinator

Ramthun, Emily -


Allee, Jennifer -

Dienger, Victoria -

Koser, Andrea - akoser@wausauschools.orgf

Lenselink, Angela -

Rodziewicz, Kathy -

Sullivan, Christin -

Wais, Jeff -

Withers, Alicia -

Wressell, Sana -

Support Staff

Terri Kankelfitz, Jackie Keller, Tammy Kromrei, Sandy Wirkus, Dia Thao, Andrea Cordova, Tammy Davisson, Cher Her, Lynn Haucke, Cindy Schuster, Loretta Lazaroff, Breanna Bolssen, Leanne Matz, Caitlyn Sitte, Julia Radke, Kristy Durkes, Emily Walker, Sara Leitch

District Nurse/Health Paraprofessional

Glovinski, Jenny -

Hoerter, Emilee -

Nutrition Services

Huntington, Susan -

Rosso, Kay -


Cook, Angela -

Dotter-Begay, Beth -

Schilling, Tonia -

The Wausau School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability (“Protected Classes)”